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UPDATE: TSA Screening Equipment Failure May Cause Delays in Screening Process

UPDATE July 4, 2023

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening equipment at LFT now operational 

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening equipment that scans checked bags at Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) has been repaired following an equipment failure on June 28. TSA LFT has resumed normal operations.

 “We thank TSA for expediting repairs to its baggage screening equipment, especially during the holiday,” said LFT Executive Director Steven Picou. “We wish all travelers a safe and happy 4th of July and we thank you for flying LFT.”

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Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening equipment failure may cause delays in the screening process at Lafayette Regional Airport

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening equipment that scans checked bags at Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) is being repaired following an equipment failure. As a result, all checked bags must be scanned by hand, which may cause delays in the screening process. Passengers who intend to check bags are asked to arrive two hours before their flight to allow sufficient time for TSA personnel to screen checked bags. Carry-on luggage is not affected. 

Repairs to the TSA equipment may take as long as 30 days to complete. 

 “We apologize for the inconvenience to passengers. Passengers who intend to check bags are asked to arrive two hours before your flight to ensure bags will be screened properly and placed on your flight,” said LFT Executive Director Steven Picou. “TSA is increasing the number of screeners on staff as they work to return to normal operations.”

The airport will update passengers regularly through the airport’s social media pages and the airport website – www.lftairport.com.

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